Cardiff Visual Vertigo Study

Videos to assist clinicians

Visual Vertigo is a condition where certain visual environments can trigger episodes of dizziness and nausea. We have put together a collection of videos showing different environments that might or might not trigger vertigo symptoms.  At the Balance Interest Group meeting (London, September 2016) various clinicians in the audience suggested these might be useful to ascertain from patients which environments are triggers for their symptoms.

Example screenshots from the videos

Some of the videos are real life recordings of everyday environments, such as supermarkets, corridors and parks.  These environments are shown in different ways, for example, standing still, rotating head, and moving forwards and backwards. The other videos show movements through virtual environments (‘corridors’). Some of these are meant to be simulated versions of natural environments (such as supermarkets) others are very simplified environments that isolate certain visual features (such as orientation and spatial frequency). 

Principal Investigator

Please email us to let us know if you are planning on using the videos

Research Team

School of Psychology, Cardiff University:
Georgie Powell
Petroc Sumner
Simon Rushton

Wales, NHS:
Hannah Derry-Sumner
Deepak Rajenderkumar


The videos should be shown full screen if possible. 

If you are a clinician who would like to use the videos, please read this document that provides more information about the videos.

You can access the videos here.